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5 minutes ago, marywhatley said:

Just had RnY on Monday, had to have my cherry flavored mag Citrate on Sunday. Joy Joy!

Yeah, but don't you just love the sparkling wild cherry? If I was a kid, I'd prolly sneak in the bathroom, lock the door and sneak a swig--just like I used to sneak aspergum and baby asprins. LOL. :o:blink:

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My date is February 12th. So I’m on day 11 of my two week pre-op liquid diet. I went caffeine free two months ago, because I knew it would be hard to do. I’ve been drinking the heck out of caffeine free herbal tea. So far I haven’t had any strong cravings and haven’t felt hungry. I’m using Premier Protein and also Isopure powder (I add PB2 powder or cinnamon or cardamom or sugar free Davinci or Torani Syrup for variety) My broth is Better Than brand roasted chicken and roasted beef. I also use sugar free drink liquid additives from Tang and Kool-Aid (my favorites are Orange pineapple Tang and Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid) A couple of things that have really helped me 1. Giving up television (8 out of 10 ads are likely to be food) I now watch programs on Netflix or Hulu 2. Aromatherapy I splurged and bought perfume that I enjoy wearing to keep a little spritz on my wrist so if I smell food I can distract myself by sniffing my wrist (caution, my family and coworkers think I’ve gone a bit daff LOL).

Best of Luck to everyone. We can do this!

little note: I’ve lost 37lbs in 4 months (10 of it in the last 11 days)

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So proud of your weight loss. I liked your ideas and plan to remember them as i get closer to my own surgery. At this point it looks like early-mid March for my own RnY, doubtful it will be any sooner. I have 1 more test, not normally required by my surgeon's office. All my other prerequirements were done the 16th of last month. I want an official date so I can plan what i need, lay in Protein Shakes etc. I'll remember to pray for you on the 12th.

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I had my gastric bypass on 2/6, just two days ago. I'm at home now and beginning my new life. One thing I didn't realize is how much weight I would gain in the hospital. My pre surgery weight was 248. My discharge weight was 260. They said that is normal but it was still a bit discouraging. I'm struggling to get enough Water in and I'm still hungry but I hope that get easier.

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Had my surgery this morning doing great, walking around pain was about what I expected, just Water though which is oooooh so yummy!


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How soon will you be returning to your Batcave? So glad to hear things are progressing well. Keep on with the walk, don't squawk and get back home so we can text and talk. You'll lose that Water soon, they just wanted to keep you moist and puffed up with C02. You'll be smooth,sleek and lower in weight very soon. Not fair but you'll lose faster than us girls, guys always do. Our bodies hold onto weight longer because we could be incubating a new generation. Mind you at my age (72) it's rather a moot point and a silly remnant of our evolution. God Bless and get some good rest.

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If everything goes right they say I’ll be heading home today (Friday). Thanks for the support!

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Hey February folks; my RNY was Feb. 1. It was actually supposed to be a week earlier but it was delayed. I was on 4 weeks of Opti so when the surgeon office called me at the end of week 2 and told me to take a one week reprieve from Opti I was excited. They were concerned about my being upset about the delay. I was thrilled to be able to have a whole wheat tuna sandwich with cottage cheese for lunch.< br>
Optifast was difficult but I got it done. Survived it by making it pudding style with no calorie skinny Syrup and Decaf coffee.

Noticed right after surgery that even Water tasted sweet. I remember asking the nurses if they put something in the ice chips.< br>

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7 hours ago, shevek.annares said:

Hey February folks; my RNY was Feb. 1. It was actually supposed to be a week earlier but it was delayed. I was on 4 weeks of Opti so when the surgeon office called me at the end of week 2 and told me to take a one week reprieve from Opti I was excited. They were concerned about my being upset about the delay. I was thrilled to be able to have a whole wheat tuna sandwich with cottage cheese for lunch.

Optifast was difficult but I got it done. Survived it by making it pudding style with no calorie skinny Syrup and Decaf coffee.

Noticed right after surgery that even Water tasted sweet. I remember asking the nurses if they put something in the ice chips.

Recipe please? :D

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Recipe please? [emoji3]

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The Optifast is powdered. Instead of making it a drink, I added a lot less Water and adjusted it until I got to the right consistency. Then I added either Torani or Skinny Syrup - not a lot, maybe 15ml, and then a tablespoon of Decaf (depending on what kind of skinny syrup I was adding). If I was adding the raspberry, then I'd skip the decaf coffee. Skinny Syrup also makes fat free sugar free foams meant to go on Hot Drinks. I added it to the opti and it made the texture light, like a mousse.

Much, much more bearable for me than drinking it. After I discovered the mousse/pudding option, I used this method for the rest of the 4 weeks. To be honest, the taste was fantastic. I also added Mio orange to the vanilla and the taste was similar to a creamsickle.

The only problem is that you have this 4 times per day, and for me, it was 4 weeks. While it was good, I *really* looked forward to something savoury, like my beef broth that I was allowed once a day.



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4 minutes ago, shevek.annares said:


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The Optifast is powdered. Instead of making it a drink, I added a lot less Water and adjusted it until I got to the right consistency. Then I added either Torani or Skinny Syrup - not a lot, maybe 15ml, and then a tablespoon of Decaf (depending on what kind of skinny syrup I was adding). If I was adding the raspberry, then I'd skip the decaf coffee. Skinny Syrup also makes fat free sugar free foams meant to go on Hot Drinks. I added it to the opti and it made the texture light, like a mousse.

Much, much more bearable for me than drinking it. After I discovered the mousse/pudding option, I used this method for the rest of the 4 weeks. To be honest, the taste was fantastic. I also added Mio orange to the vanilla and the taste was similar to a creamsickle.

The only problem is that you have this 4 times per day, and for me, it was 4 weeks. While it was good, I *really* looked forward to something savoury, like my beef broth that I was allowed once a day.


Oh wow! Thanks for this! So the two foamy pics are the ones with the skinny foam? Is that Skinny Girl something? :) Sorry but going to the store today. :)

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6 minutes ago, shevek.annares said:


IMG_6356.JPG IMG_6343.JPG IMG_6356.JPG

The Optifast is powdered. Instead of making it a drink, I added a lot less Water and adjusted it until I got to the right consistency. Then I added either Torani or Skinny Syrup - not a lot, maybe 15ml, and then a tablespoon of Decaf (depending on what kind of skinny syrup I was adding). If I was adding the raspberry, then I'd skip the decaf coffee. Skinny Syrup also makes fat free sugar free foams meant to go on Hot Drinks. I added it to the opti and it made the texture light, like a mousse.

Much, much more bearable for me than drinking it. After I discovered the mousse/pudding option, I used this method for the rest of the 4 weeks. To be honest, the taste was fantastic. I also added Mio orange to the vanilla and the taste was similar to a creamsickle.

The only problem is that you have this 4 times per day, and for me, it was 4 weeks. While it was good, I *really* looked forward to something savoury, like my beef broth that I was allowed once a day.


Why didnt i think of this! Doing it today! Im day 5 of 14 days of Optifast. The not normally a chocolate fan but tries it yesterday and its so much nore bareable then the awful vanilla. Not sure what skinny syrup is but i know where to find mio! Thanks for the idea

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Oh wow! Thanks for this! So the two foamy pics are the ones with the skinny foam? Is that Skinny Girl something? [emoji4] Sorry but going to the store today. [emoji4]

Yeah - meant to add a different pic but couldn't edit post after! The chocolate is with skinny Syrup (skinny syrup - flavour Irish cream) and a teaspoon of Decaf coffee. It was VERY nice. Then added foam to it to make the texture light.

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